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Refinement of glaucoma testing, treatment expected from US, United Kingdom study
Date:1/14/2010

roup -- 450 glaucoma patients, some of whom have gone untreated -- could reduce both health care costs and side effects to patients associated with overtreatment. Data will also be gathered from 100 additional patients tested at optometry clinics in Bloomington, Indianapolis and New York City.

"This research will produce a deeper scientific understanding of perimetry and will lead to improved methods for using perimetry in clinical studies, treatment trials and care of individual patients," Swanson said. "The potential public health benefit is substantial, given the large number of patients with glaucoma."

Working with Swanson at Indiana University will be Dr. Victor Malinovsky, a clinical professor at the IU School of Optometry's Community Eye Care Center in Bloomington, Dr. Bradley Sutton, a clinical associate professor at the IU Indianapolis Eye Care Center, and Dr. Julie Torbit, a clinical assistant professor also at the IU Indianapolis Eye Care Center.

Collaborating with IU will be Dr. David Crabb at the Applied Vision Research Centre in the Department of Optometry and Visual Science at City University London, Dr. Mitchell Dul, director of the Glaucoma Institute at the SUNY State College of Optometry, and Drs. David Garway-Heath and Rizwan Malik, both of the Glaucoma Research Unit of Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.


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Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@indiana.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University
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